Rescue Road

Rescue Road

One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and A Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway

Book - 2015
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"Peter Zheutlin has written a lovely, moving, important book about a subject that is both heartbreaking and joyful." - Dean Koontz

How far would you go to save a life? This is the extraordinary story of one man who has driven more than 1 million miles to rescue thousands of dogs from hunger, abuse and neglect andgive them a second chance at life and love.

For years, Greg Mahle struggled to keep the last of his family-run restaurants afloat in Ohio. When it finally closed, he was broke and unsure what to do next. Then a stranded van-load of puppies changed his life forever.

Join journalist Peter Zheutlin as he travels with Greg from Ohio to the Gulf Coast on his Rescue Road Trips to bring hard-luck dogs from the deep South to loving "forever families" up north looking to adopt a pet, with the help of many selfless volunteers along the way. From Houston's impoverished Fifth Ward--where thousands of strays roam the streets--and high-kill animal shelters in Louisiana, to joyous scenes of adopters embracing their new pups in the Northeast, Rescue Road is full of heart: an inspiring story aboutthe unique bond between dogs and humans, and how going the extra mile can make a life-changing difference for these loyal canines-and for us all.

A heartwarming, awe-inspiring story of how one man can impact so many lives, human and puppy alike. Fans of Marley and Me, Oogy: The Dog Only A Family Could Love, and You Had Me At Woof will be inspired and touched by this story.

What readers are saying about Rescue Road:

"I stand in awe of those who can do this kind of rescue work, for their persistence, compassion and willingness to get dirty in the service of animals."

"a heartwarming & eye opening journey into the world of dog rescue."

"I highly recommend this book if you are looking to restore your faith in humanity."

"a heart-warming story that reaffirms there are many compassionate people who work tirelessly to save dogs."

What reviewers are saying about Rescue Road:

"An unabashedly sentimental and affecting portrait of a modern-day animal-loving hero." - Kirkus

"a canine caravan with heart and soul..." - Teresa Rhyne, author of the #1 NYT bestseller The Dog Lived (And So Will I)

"Heartwarming doesn't suffice to describe it... restores faith in humanity." - Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

"A tender, inspiring homage..." - Matthew Gilbert, author of Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park

"Inspiring and riveting new book...a must-read..." - The Bark

Publisher: Naperville, Illinois :, Sourcebooks, Inc.,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781492614074
Characteristics: pages cm


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Oct 09, 2017

A great look into the lives of those bending over backwards to help in the world of dog rescue. This book is an amazing look at the love this man has for making a difference in the lives of animals and the horrific conditions these animals live in. Be prepared to want to go adopt several shelter dogs!

Feb 03, 2016

A really depressing book. The description of the conditions in shelters and people's attitudes to dogs in the southern U.S. were heartbreaking.

Jan 24, 2016

It's heartbreaking to learn of how many sweet-spirited dogs are put to death "unwanted, unknown and unloved." But it's profoundly moving to learn of the countless kind human beings who go to great lengths to make sure thousands are saved from this fate. My dog enjoyed me reading this book. He received extra doses of love and affection for days.

Jan 10, 2016

Good luck reading this and not having it break your heart and cry. This is one bunch of dedicated workers, mostly volunteers saving the lives of dogs living in horrific conditions in the south. Rescuing as many as they can moving them to forever homes in the northeast.

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